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Lewandowski Breaks Ronaldo Scoring Record

Robert Lewandowski Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo Scoring Record

By David Kappel - Oct 06, 2017 09:03 AM @kappilinho

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick in Poland's 6-1 win over Armenia saw him break an all-time European record jointly held by Cristiano Ronaldo and one other player.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the best goalscorers in a single European World Cup qualification campaign.

The Poland striker netted his side's second, third and fifth goal to take his tally in the current qualification campaign to 15 goals.

Following his superb performance, Lewandowski has now scored one more goal than Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who had earlier equalled the record for the most goals a single European qualifying campaign in August, against Faroe Islands.

Ronaldo, who can still add to his tally, matched Pedrag Mijatovic's record haul for Yugoslavia in 1998, with seven of the latter's 14 strikes coming from a 12-1 aggregate playoff win over Hungary.

Lewandowski now sits in outright first place in the ranking for the best scorer in a European qualifying campaign for a World Cup or EURO, as confirmed by UEFA, but Ronaldo could still match his tally with Portugal still having two matches left to play.

The Portuguese will travel to Andorra on Saturday before hosting group B leaders Switzerland on Tuesday. Poland, meanwhile, have just one qualifier left, when they host Montenegro on Sunday.

Read: The Top 10 Goalscorers In Europe Update

Lewandowski's side, who lead group E with three points ahead of second-placed Denmark, need one more point to secure their 2018 World Cup ticket.

Lewandowski or Ronaldo – who do you think will finish the European qualification campaign as the record scorer? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Oct 06, 2017 05:53 PM
Playing against Likes of Faroe islands hungry andora monteregro every qualification can make you look better player penaldo is shining becouse of them
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Ringo69 Oct 06, 2017 03:01 PM
Messi will fail Argentina as usual but they will qualify by beating New Zealand
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dicozee Oct 06, 2017 02:58 PM
Good for them, in southern America it's like EPL teams fighting to qualify for champs league bcoz more than 5 team a strong enough to qualify. Hence it's tough to score double figures.
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Dancle Oct 06, 2017 02:54 PM
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Dancle Oct 06, 2017 02:54 PM
Big up boi big up
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MR E Oct 06, 2017 02:25 PM
Soft teams the are facing the, best teams are in south america!
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KMac Oct 06, 2017 02:05 PM
Doesn't that one other player have a name...Le nyatsa batho
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lulikho Oct 06, 2017 12:42 PM
@luckym555 So Messi play with big teams like Peru, Bolivia, Veneuzela & Ecuador...
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RealManUchiefz Oct 06, 2017 12:40 PM
In Europe thy knw those countries whos fault is it if u dnt knw them
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RealManUchiefz Oct 06, 2017 12:40 PM
In Europe thy knw those countries whos fault is it if u dnt knw them
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Gazankulu26 Oct 06, 2017 11:56 AM
Yeah that's ma boy
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mingus Oct 06, 2017 11:23 AM
Polland is improving game by game and its good for them to qualify for the coming World Cup.
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clemz7 Oct 06, 2017 11:22 AM
Princess Ronaldo will B the highest scorer
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luckym555 Oct 06, 2017 10:46 AM
@Binda_Bucks1 loòool Messi is not from Europe,he don't play against weak teams like Andora,Liechtenstein,Latvia etc
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Binda_Bucks1 Oct 06, 2017 10:29 AM
Hmm Cr7 and Robert ay kunzima uphi MeSsi ngizwa bath they can watch world cup like south africa
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Hloni'mayeng2 Oct 06, 2017 10:04 AM
Cowditor y did u have 2 emphasis tht Ronaldo could still match dowski's tally? Wat a turn off
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DuksMkh Oct 06, 2017 09:37 AM
I like Cr7 but Lewa is the likey candidate
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Maj Oct 06, 2017 09:34 AM
M xm they score against unkown cowntries.
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kingcristianoraldo7 Oct 06, 2017 09:25 AM
He broke it for a day editor since Ron is playing tomorrow and against Andorra hat-trick is assured.
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evidence. podolski Oct 06, 2017 09:19 AM
LEWANDOWSKI will pay when Poland play with Portugal for breaking king things

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